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News/Nouvelles : Rural Canada News Scan - July 2011

Source: Compiled by the Canadian Rural Research Network.
Compiled articles for the month of July, 2011. Click on the heading to access the online article.

Deregulating Intercity Bus Services Will Deal a Lethal Blow to Rural Communities

Marketwire (press release), July 26, 2011
"They abandoned rural routes, along with the passengers who depend on the services. We will see the same thing in Canada - plans have already been made to end rural bus services in Alberta, as soon as possible." Other negative impacts from deregulation ...

Farmers just want a voice
Edmonton Journal, July 21, 2011
Rural ridings in Western Canada have been overwhelmingly Conservative in recent federal elections. Both major opposition parties, the NDP and the Liberals have been in favour of maintaining the single-desk system; it is only the Harper Conservatives ...

Selling the rural way of life
Nova News Now, July 5, 2011
“I'ma great lover of the rural way of life,” said McDow, who started taking on development projects at 21. “I felt it was important to show people living in urban areas the quality of life we have in rural Canada.” For more than 20 years, ...


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